Farm Stay

For those who would like to experience the Icelandic horse in its natural habitat, we offer this unique opportunity for individuals to stay at our partner’s farm in the north Hvammur.

Visit Icelandic farm and ride Icelandic horses

For those who would like to experience the Icelandic horse in its natural habitat, we offer this unique opportunity for individuals to stay at our partner’s farm in the north Hvammur. Familiarize yourself with the daily lifestyle of Icelandic horse farmers and ride on horses especially chosen to your abilities and skill. Your friendly host Haukur known for his Trail of Hope tour will make sure to make this a fantastic and memorable vacation. Riding time per day ranges from 2-4 hours.

Our farmer Haukur and his team is famous for spoiling their guests with great food and great horses and a big effort is made to find horses that fit every rider and that the horses are easy to ride, with a good tölt and nice temperament. Please contact our sales representative to book

  • Duration

    Your choice
  • Riding skills

    Individual riding tours according to experience
  • Departures

    Your choice, year around
  • Accommodation

    Farm stay during the ride in sgl, dbl and 4 bed rooms with shared facilities.
  • Note

    Price is per person, per day! Transfer is not included in price.
  • Reservation code

What is included

  • During the ride full board is provided. Our menu consists of a large breakfast and traditional Icelandic meals (fish or lamb). Vegetarian meals are available if requested when booking. All riders make their own packed lunch from the breakfast table.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not included in the tour price and are hard to get in the highlands. They can be bought at a reasonable price in the Duty Free Store at Keflavik Airport upon arrival.
  • Rain wear, water bottle, saddle bag, riding helmet.


• Individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price. We encourage clients to obtain relevant travel insurance before visiting Iceland.

• Flight to and from Iceland is not included

  • Day by day itinerary
  • Useful information
  • Accommodation

Transfer from Reykjavík to Hvammur farm around hotel at 09:00. We will assist you to find transfer if needed. Your hosts will be Haukur at farm. When you arrive at Hvammur you get to know your hosts and move into your room at the farm. A warm outdoor hot tub is available to guests to enjoy during their stay.

During your stay at the farm, you participate in whatever is going on, depending on the season. You are welcome to join in the daily chores and help with the horses and other animals. Your hosts will make you part of their daily life and for example take you along when visiting other breeding farms, transport horses or drive their herds of horses to other meadows. Each season has certain tasks to accomplish!

In the morning of your last day you return back to Reykjavík on a scheduled bus.

The price of EUR 290 is per day, per person.

Here you can book your Flybus ticket to and from Reykjavík. The Flybus departs from Keflavík airport 35-40 minutes after each arrival. Buses are located right outside the terminal building. Book my ticket.

Terms & conditions:
Íshestar request a confirmation payment upon booking of minimum 30% of the tour price. When the confirmation payment is received the seat is secure. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the tour departs. If you book the tour through the website the full amount is requested.

Children’s under 12 years receive 25% discount on our multi day tours.

Íshestar reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables without prior notice, should the necessity arise. No liability is accepted for loss or expenses due to delays or changes of arrival or departures of flights or other services, injury, sickness, accident, strikes, damage, negligence, weather, wars or other causes outside the control of Íshestar. All such losses and expenses are the personal liability of the traveller. The estimated duration of tours as indicated by km or timing can change according to road or weather conditions.

For more information please see also our Frequent Asked Questions and/or contact us at

  • Hvammur farm

    Hvammur farm is situated in the beautiful Vatnsdalur Valley which is so full of the old Sagas and has the famous salmon fishing river Vatnsdalsá running down the middle. The farmhouse was renevated 4 years ago and has a hot tub in the garden with a view over the river.

    • Number of rooms: 6 rooms
      Number of beds: 2 – 4 beds in each room, altogether max 19
      Outdoor jacuzzi: Yes
      Number of showers: 2
      GSM connection : Yes
      WiFi: Yes
      Made up beds: Yes
      Number of WC: 2
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Testimonials from happy riders

Our stay in Haukur’s farm is definitely the highlight of the visit to Iceland.Instead of being put on a bus and herded like horses on a bus tour, we get to have the first-hand experience of brushing, feeding and riding the awesome Icelandic horses and get to know each of them. Haukur is the most sincere and friendly host I’ve ever met, and he is always funny and energetic. During our trip, he told us so much about Iceland, the people, the local history and some fun facts we would never hear about if we were to drive around the country on our own. Besides being a good driver, cook, and guitar-player, Haukur is most importantly a good riding coach.I enjoyed riding there so much even in the cold weather in December.If I were to come back to Iceland this is definitely the place I would go to.I recommend this to anyone who wants to stay away from the tourist crowd of the big cities and attractions, and also the animal-lovers who want to be surrounded by cats, dog, and horses during their stay.
Xin and Baiqi from China